Critical Writing Index

Intimate Dwelling: Finding Our Way Home: Do you feel you belong, do you feel at home?

by Anne Brydon

Home Show, Sept. 12 Summer, 2002, pp. 19- 27

Brydon discusses an experiment she conducted by giving her class two series of questions as quizzes, one about "global culture" issues and the other about "bioregionalism". In doing this she examines how the media saturates people's lives and alienates them from being connected to the locale they inhabit. She asks: how do we define "home"? Do we belong? These questions are at the center of works in Home Show.

Brydon goes on to explore how the idea of "home" has been interpreted in cultural theory and by the artists in the exhibition.

ITEM 2002.144 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

BrontosaurusSam Taylor-Wood

AdagioSamuel Barber

HouseRichard Dyck

BaleJennifer Stillwell

Gardner SeriesWilliam Cordova

HomogeneityShawna Dempsey


SmurfistanLorri Millan

Jamelie Hassan

Myths of the EverydaySteve Giovinco

Destroyed RoomJeff Wall

Happy House: The id, the Kid, and the Little Red Fireman. A Clean SweepGunilla Josephson